Flores settlement

Court rules family detention illegal!

On Friday night, Judge Dolly Gee released the long-awaited decision in the case against family detention. She ruled that the Administration’s family detention policy violates the terms of the Flores settlement, which lays out minimum conditions for children held in federal immigration custody. Watch a quick video here by AILA attorneys with the main points of the decision and what happens next.

In the decision, Judge Gee excoriates the government's reasoning for maintaining family detention in phrases that display the same outrage felt by immigrant advocates. "It is astonishing that Defendants [ICE] have enacted a policy requiring such expensive infrastructure without more evidence to show that it would be compliant with an Agreement that has been in effect for nearly 20 years or effective at achieving what Defendants hoped it would accomplish," Gee wrote.

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Texas advocates and attorneys applaud court’s decision on family detention

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas advocates and attorneys applaud Judge Dolly Gee’s decision, released Friday night, that the Administration’s family detention policy violates the terms of the Flores settlement, which lays out minimum conditions for children held in federal immigration custody. The advocates urge the Administration not to appeal this decision and to immediately close all three family detention camps. Read more about Texas advocates and attorneys applaud court’s decision on family detention

Jun 19, 2015
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The Guardian

Controversial UK security firm lobbying for US migrant detention contracts

A controversial British security company implicated in numerous immigration detention controversies in the UK and Australia is lobbying to secure potentially lucrative contracts to detain migrant families in the United States, documents obtained by the Guardian show.

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Bob Libal, executive director of Grassroots Leadership, an immigrant advocacy group working with detained families, described Serco’s attempted entry to the industry as “very concerning”, arguing their proposal was little different from the system already in place.

“There is simply no way to ‘dress up’ family detention. It’s not whether or not the walls are painted or if there are benches in the cafeteria that take a tool. Locking up families always takes a toll, and the government should end family detention, not simply switch contractors,” Libal told the Guardian.

“Furthermore, Serco’s history in Australia and the UK certainly doesn’t inspire confidence that they will do anything different,” he added. Read more about Controversial UK security firm lobbying for US migrant detention contracts

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